HVVA Events 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009 – 10:00 AM
Meeting in the parking lot of “Historic Huguenot Street” (across the street from Deyo Hall on Broadhead Avenue, New Paltz). This year for the sake of convenience we will have our picnic catered $10 per person. “Bring your own bottle”. Please RSVP to Rob Sweeney via email, firstname.lastname@example.org or leave message at 845.336.0232. The picnic meeting is always a fun day, and this year will be no exception! We have some truly fine examples of local architecture scheduled for this tour. Join us!
Lecture on August 16, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009, 1-5 p.m.
"Let's Go Deutsch" at the Palatine Farmstead, Rt. 9, Rhinebeck. Join us for an open house of the 1727 farmstead and learn about the early Palatine German settlement of Rhinebeck while supporting a good cause. Funds raised will go toward matching a NYS Barn Restoration and Preservation Grant for restoration of the 1770 Dutch barn associated with the farm. Demonstrations will include: baking bread in an 18th century bake oven, churning butter, blacksmithing, peg-making in the barn, as well as carding and weaving fabric. Taste delicious food cooked in the hearth.
Hudson River Heritage invites you to join us as we – once again – open wide the doors of history to stroll through finely preserved homes and landmark sites.
The 2009 Country Seats Tours promises to be an architectural discovery with visits to immediate suburbs.
Dutch American Rural Architecture
– from Hurley to High Falls –
Ulster County, NY
Saturday, October 3
Sunday, October 4, 2oo9
Website: What's Dutch?
“Country Seats Tour” Docent Training
Sat., September 19, 2009- 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Training to be held in the fellowship hall of the Hurley Reformed Church, located on Main Street, Hurley NY. All members wishing to volunteer should attend this meeting. House assignments will be given out on this day. Refreshments provided.
Country Seats Tour
Sat., October 3, 2009 -10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun., October 4, 2009 –10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The combined effort of HVVA and Hudson River Heritage present the 21st annual “Country Seats Tour” Exploring What’s Dutch. To purchase tickets please visit The link on HVVA.org or by Calling (845) 876-2474.
To Ghent we go Again!
Sat., November 21, 2009 – 10:30 AM
Meeting at the Home of HVVA Members, Sheldon Evans and Martha McMaster, 342 Legget Road, Ghent NY 12075. Join us as we explore un-tapped roots of 18th Century architecture In Columbia County.
PETER SINCLAIR: DRAWING ON THE PAST
TO OPEN IN FHK MUSEUM GALLERY
KINGSTON - A special exhibit of recent art works by Peter Sinclair, founder of the organization Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture (HVVA), will open in the Friends of Historic Kingston Museum Gallery on Saturday, November 21. Peter Sinclair: Drawing on the Past can be viewed thru December 12 on Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. An artist’s reception will be held as part of Kingston’s First Saturday Art Events on December 5 at 7 p.m.
Following a stroke in 2006, Sinclair turned to creating line drawings as part of the rehabilitation process and literally drew his way back into the world he loves by making local vernacular architecture the predominant theme. A preservation activist, Sinclair hopes the art works will benefit the local preservation community with proceeds from sales being donated to HVVA and the Friends of Historic Kingston.
Founded in the mid-1990’s, HVVA has been offering tours of old houses and barns, helps historic groups with programs, and teaches forgotten arts and trades such as thatching, how to build a hay barrack or move a barn. Sinclair’s work, in particular, has contributed significantly to the history of the Hudson Valley region by his research and publicizing of information on early structures that is not being done by any other organization or individual.
For more information, call (845) 339-0720, or e-mail email@example.com.
Saturday 11/21, 1 p.m. Peter Sinclair: Drawing on the Past Opening – Exhibit of line drawings featuring local vernacular architecture by the founder of Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture, 1-4 p.m. thru December 12. Free and open to the public. Friends of Historic Kingston Museum Gallery, corner Wall-Main Streets, Kingston’s Stockade District. (845) 339-0720.
Saturday 11/28, 1-4 p.m. Peter Sinclair: Drawing on the Past – Exhibit of line drawings featuring local vernacular architecture by the founder of Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture, 1-4 p.m. thru December 12. Free and open to the public. Friends of Historic Kingston Museum Gallery, corner Wall-Main Streets, Kingston’s Stockade District. (845) 339-0720.
Saturday, 12/5, 7 pm. Artist’s Reception – Meet Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture founder Peter Sinclair and view his line drawings featuring local vernacular architecture. Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Friends of Historic Kingston Museum Gallery, corner Wall-Main Streets, Kingston’s Stockade District. (845) 339-0720.
Saturday, 9/12, 1-4 p.m. Peter Sinclair: Drawing on the Past - Exhibit of line drawings featuring local vernacular architecture by the founder of Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture, 1-4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Friends of Historic Kingston Museum Gallery, corner Wall-Main Streets, Kingston’s Stockade District. (845) 339-0720.
Sat., December 12, 2009 – 10:00 AM. We’ll gather in the parking lot behind the Kingston School District administrative offices on Green St. (Green St. isthe first right off North Front Street ifyou are coming via Washington Ave.) This event is by far the most fun tour of the year. Here we visit houses, have a great lunch and then processed to the Friends of Historic Kingston’s Gallery to view recent drawings created by our own Peter Sinclair. Cost of the lunch is $20, payable on the day of the tour. RSVP is a must to attend this outing! Contact Rob at (845) 336-0232 or send an e-mail to:
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